After a long wait finally Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet trailer is here. The whole trailer has a old world charm to it with Ranbir Kapoor playing a street fighter who is behing Anushka Sharma, a jazz singer in 1960s Bombay. The film also features Karan Johar in a crucial role. Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ has been in the making for a while and it will be releasing in theaters on 15th May.
Bombay velvet, based on Prof Gyan Prakash’s book Bombay Fables, will also be remembered as Karan Johar’s debut as a villain in a full length role. The director-producer plays a Parsi businessman named Kaizad Khambatta in the film set in 1960s Bombay. Old Mumbaikars can identify many well-known Bombaywallahs in the characters played by the ensemble cast. Bombay Velvet was initially offered to both Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan but both didn’t work out. Prof Gyan Prakash, who is a historian specialising in Modern Indian History at Princeton, writes about the journey of Bombay from the seven islands to the metropolis that is in a state of decay. From the early years as the business capital for the British, to mill union politics of 1940-50, the license raj smuggling years of the ’50 and ’60s, to the emergency and the land sharks of the ’80s – the book tracks the many lives of the city of Mumbai. Prof Prakash has collaborated on the film with Anurag Kashyap on the script and screenplay. The period look of the film was shot on sets in Mumbai and for outdoor feel, in Sri Lanka.
Trailer does look intriguing. Hope it does not end up as Ranbir’s last venture Roy. Here it is –